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DPI Knowledge Center

Welcome to DPI's Knowledge Center!  

Check here for blog posts and free videos to stay up to date with U.S. Federal Maritime Commission regulations.       
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DPI Blog Posts & Videos

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Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs)

What is a Negotiated Rate Arrangement (NRA)?

Learn the basics of the FMC's latest NVOCC compliance innovation.  

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NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs)

What is an NVOCC Service Arrangement (NSA)?

Learn about FMC's NSA regulations and how this compliance tool can work for your organization. 
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Shipping Act Enforcement & FMC Regulations

Learn about Shipping Act enforcement.

Get familiar with key FMC regulations to stay on top of your organization's compliance.

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Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier 

"When am I acting as a Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC)?" Get the answer to DPI's No. 1 client question.

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earn the basics of what it means to be an NVOCC in the U.S. ocean trade lanes. 

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FMC Tariff Compliance - Tariff Rates

What is a Tariff Rate and how is it used to comply with FMC regulations? 

Learn about FMC Tariff Rates and how this compliance tool can work for your organization. 

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Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF)

What is an Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF)?
Get the details on what it means to be an OFF in the U.S. ocean trade lanes.
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Service Contracts (SCs) for VOCCs

What's in a Service Contract (SC)?

Learn about Service Contracts (SCs) for Vessel Operating Common Carriers and how this FMC compliance can work for your organization.
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Vessel-Operating Common Carriers 

What is a Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC)?
Get the details on what it takes to qualify as a VOCC and offer ocean carrier services under FMC regulations.  

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Qualifying Individual (QI)

What does it take to be  Qualifying Individual (QI)?

Learn about the role of the QI in FMC licensing applications. 

Load up on the knowledge you need! 


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DPI's NRA Compliance Course is open for enrollment now! 
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FMC Registration: 
Foreign NVOCCs

Are you an overseas logistics provider seeking to offer ocean freight services in the U.S. ocean trade lanes?

Learn about FMC Registration and the regulations that will apply to your operations. 
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FMC Tariff Compliance - Tariff Rules for Surcharges

What is a Tariff Rule and how is it used to comply with FMC regulations for surcharges?

Learn about Tariff Rules for Surcharges. 
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FMC Tariffs
for
NVOCCs & VOCCs

What is an FMC Tariff and why do I need one?

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et the details on FMC's tariff regulations: - what they are and how they work for you.  
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NVOCCs
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Cargo Agents

Working with Cargo Agents as an NVOCC?

Learn the basics of what is required to keep you and your agent in compliance with FMC regulations. 
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NVOCC/OFF -FMC License

Do you offer services as an Ocean Freight Forwarder and NVOCC? 

Learn about the FMC License that lets you do both. 
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NVOCCs
& Co-Loading

What does it mean to co-load with another NVOCC?

Get the details on co-loading and how to stay in compliance with FMC regulations. 
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